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Old 11-05-2010, 01:54 PM   #1
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Question Can I ask a dumb (pork) question??

I have recently decided that hands down pig is the best tasteing animal on earth. Ham, chops, and bacon. Bacon. Need i say more? Anyway i have seen many photos in cook books that show pork roasts and I have made many myself. But they all taste the same. Always. And as much as I love pork it doesnt taste as amazing as other pork dishes. So I guess I'm asking if anyone has a decent recipe for pork or beef roast. The best you've ever had. And can beef and pork be swapped in any/most roast recipes? guess that was 2 questions ha. thanks

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Old 11-05-2010, 02:11 PM   #2
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I love pork.
It doesn't have to taste the same.
Try simmereing a pork butt or schoulder with some bay and peppercorn and onion.Then shred,re-season and bake with some oranges and their juice.

Another way would be to unroll/butterfly it and stuff it with just about anything.Nuts,herbs,mushrooms etc. Roll it back up and tie it.

Try braising it in enchilada sauce.

A combo of soy,sherry,ginger and garlic works for a marinade if you want to grill it.When it is almost done brush it a mixture of honey and dark sesame oil as a glaze.
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:48 PM   #3
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I usually make my pork shoulder/fresh ham/butt plain with nothing added. When done I separate the meat from the fat and put in dinner size packages in the freezer.

When I'm ready to use the pork, I cut down the chunks and cook them again in whatever I'm making. Chili, simmered in gravy, tacos, etc.

I like it that I'm working with basically a blank canvas and can make the pork into anything I like without having just one flavor to work with.

It helps because I like to buy large roasts. The fresh ham was 10#, but at $.99 a pound, it was a great buy and it filled my freezer with enough pork for a couple of months. The bone alone made the meatiest split peas ever.
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:28 PM   #4
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Pork goes well with garlic. Try larding the pork roast with slices of garlic or cutting a slit inthe roast and stiffing it with mushrooms and garlic.
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:03 PM   #5
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I love a pork loin. I rub a dijon mustard over the meat and season with salt pepper chopped garlic and rosemary.
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:08 PM   #6
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Pork goes well with garlic. Try larding the pork roast with slices of garlic or cutting a slit inthe roast and stiffing it with mushrooms and garlic.
Never thought of using garlic. Must try that, so thanks.
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:14 PM   #7
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I got the idea from The Two Fat Ladies, but I use it a lot.
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:23 PM   #8
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I remembered another member posted a great pork loin recipe
Here is the link to it
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Which makes me think - What has happend to Ol-blue haven't seen any post in a long time. Always Had great recipes.?
Hope all is well.
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I got the idea from The Two Fat Ladies, but I use it a lot.
Try adding some tender leaves of rosemary in with the garlic. yummy
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